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St Andrew’s & St George’s West at Festival Time Fringe Venue 111 August 2013

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Festival Art Exhibition in the Undercroft Kate Livingstone

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Welcome to St Andrew’s & St George’s West at Festival Time 2013 Music Programme (5-25 August) Welcome to our music programme for 2013. We’re delighted to be back in George Street and we hope you enjoy our updated facilities and refurbished building. Once again this year we have a wide range of different genres of music: world music, jazz, swing and Big Band, Music Theatre, instrumental and song recitals. You’ll recognise many of our regulars, but we also have some new home-grown and international talent to delight you. We hope you enjoy your Festival with us. Mary Margaret Scott, Festival Convener

Mary Margaret Scott

Book Festival Fringe (26-29 August) Welcome to our second Book Festival Fringe. This year our theme is Life and Faith in Scotland. The presenters will talk about their work in an informal setting, and will then be free to answer questions from the audience. The sessions will be followed by book-signing and refreshments. We hope you enjoy this experience. Ian Gilmour, Minister Ian Gilmour

Art Exhibition (throughout August) Edinburgh based artist Kate Livingstone presents her second exhibition at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. The Uneasiness of Graceful Movement is a collection of new paintings exploring the concept of drapery and fold. Drawing on the rich tradition of drapery painting in classical art and religious iconography Livingstone creates elegant, flowing forms which refer simultaneously to the man-made and the organic. Sumptuous folds, precious materials and dense patterning make these works a feast for the eyes and draw a connection between contemporary art and spirituality. www.katelivingstone.com

Kate Livingstone

Undercroft Café During the Fringe Festival the Undercroft Café at St Andrew’s and St George’s West will open from 10am until 4 pm. A great place to meet before performances or relax after an event, the Undercroft offers a light menu of tasty, fresh homemade produce at very reasonable prices. 3

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Monday 5 August The Blissful Viola 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Praised for her beautiful tone by The Strad, the spectacular American violist Christine Rutledge and award-winning pianist/composer David Gompper come together to perform works by British and American composers, including Bridge, Britten, Bowen and Gompper.

Life Changes Everything 4.30-5.30 £9 (£7 conc) Check out local Scottish talent! Four superb young vocalists with solos at Usher Hall, Brunton and Playhouse theatres already under belts perform an eclectic mix of songs – musical theatre through fresh arrangements of pop standards to swing. facebook.com/ lifechangeseverything

Stockhausen: Tierkreis (Zodiac) for Organ 2.30-4.30pm £12 (£8.50 conc) Arbroath musician Mark Spalding performs works by legendary composers with Edinburgh connections, including Haydn, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Britten, Ronald Stevenson, Marcel Dupre, Jean Langlais and Stockhausen. He also plays Pipedream by local composer Iain Matheson.

Circles of Love

From Tallis to Today 2.30-3.30pm £8 (£5 conc) Edinburgh Napier Saxophone Quartet presents popular works from the renaissance to the present day including the premiere of a new work by Steven Sneddon.

Tuesday 6 August The Blissful Viola 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Praised for her beautiful tone by The Strad, the spectacular American violist Christine Rutledge and award-winning pianist/composer David Gompper come together to perform works by British and American composers, including Bridge, Britten, Bowen and Gompper.

7.10-8.00pm and 8.40-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a musical journey inspired by the magic of Disney. On stage this dynamic company enchants you with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more intertwined through an original story www.edinburghtheatre.co.uk


Wednesday 7 August Beyond the Great American Songbook 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Inspired by that great body of songs, John Muriello, baritone and David Gompper, piano celebrate the genre with cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Richard Pearson Thomas and Marc Blitzstein, to include “Bewitched”, “Why did I choose you?”, and “Nevertheless (I’m in love with you).”

masterpieces (PolonaiseFantasie, Ballades, Barcarolle) and the world premiere of Nocturne by contemporary Scottish composer, Henry James Creechan.

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and 8.40-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a musical journey inspired by the magic of Disney. On stage this dynamic company enchants you with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more intertwined through an original story

Thursday 8 August Beyond the Great American Songbook

4.30-5.30pm £10 (£8 conc)

2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) An enthralling Chopin recital by Grace Mo – internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist and ‘Best Concertmaster’, RimskyKorsakov Conservatoire, St. Petersburg. The recital features best loved

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Elite Artists Trio

Chopin Circle in Scotland

Circles of Love

This most sought after chamber group in Taiwan, pianist: Sherry Chen Lin, violinist: Chris Lin and cellist: Ya Limu, has a reputation for stimulating performances, a broad repertoire and exceptional audience rapport. In addition to performing extensive repertoire embracing works from all periods of the genre's history, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and to the promotion of Taiwanese composers of piano trio literature. www.eliteartiststrio.com

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12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Inspired by that great body of songs, John Muriello, baritone and David Gompper, piano celebrate the genre with cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Richard Pearson Thomas and Marc Blitzstein, to include “Bewitched”, “Why did I choose you?”, and “Nevertheless (I’m in love with you).”

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Following their acclaimed 2011 " Dido & Aeneas " www.stagw.org.uk


Irene Drummond's talented singers, CORO 13, return with a Rossini masterpiece - " Petite Messe Solonnelle " The sixteen voices are joined by pianist Stuart Hope and organist Simon Nieminski for 2 unmissable performances directed by Neil Metcalfe.

Elite Artists Trio 4.30-5.30pm £10 (£8 conc)

to the promotion of Taiwanese composers of piano trio literature. www.eliteartiststrio.com

Circles of Love 7.10-8.00pm and 8.40-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a musical journey inspired by the magic of Disney. On stage this dynamic company enchants you with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more intertwined through an original story www.edinburghtheatre.co.uk

Friday 9 August Organ recital 12.30-1.30pm £7 This most sought after chamber group in Taiwan, pianist: Sherry Chen Lin, violinist: Chris Lin and cellist: Ya Limu, has a reputation for stimulating performances, a broad repertoire and exceptional audience rapport. In addition to performing extensive repertoire embracing works from all periods of the genre's history, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and 6

Enjoy organ music performed on the rebuilt Wells-Kennedy organ. Sheila Chisholm, Edinburgh plays Bach, Rheinberger and Dubois

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Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Following their acclaimed 2011 " Dido & Aeneas " Irene Drummond's talented singers, CORO 13, return with a Rossini masterpiece - " Petite Messe Solonnelle " The sixteen voices are joined by pianist Stuart Hope and organist Simon Nieminski for 2 unmissable performances directed by Neil Metcalfe.

Circles of Love 7.10-8.00pm and 8.40-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a musical journey inspired by the magic of Disney. On stage this dynamic company enchants you with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more intertwined through an original story www.edinburghtheatre.co.uk

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Saturday 10 August Kreutzer Sonata 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc)

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) play another sonata in their Beethoven cycle. The programme consists of the magnificent "Kreutzer" Sonata and Bryan Stanley's wonderfully atmospheric transcription of Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring".

Violin & Piano 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc)

as Brahms had with Joachim". The internationally acclaimed Viennese violinist Wolfgang David teams up with award-winning American composer/pianist David Gompper to present highlights of 20th century violin and piano music by Prokofiev, Xenakis & Gompper.

Catherine Backhouse in Recital 4.30-5.30pm £8 (£6 conc) Catherine Backhouse (mezzo-soprano) and Elspeth Wyllie (piano) began their musical training together at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh. Now both professional musicians living in London they return to their hometown to present a recital of songs and arias including Britten's Cabaret songs and works by Mozart, Schumann and Granados.

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Circles of Love 7.10-8.00pm and 8.40-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Join Edinburgh Music Theatre on a musical journey inspired by the magic of Disney. On stage this dynamic company enchants you with songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more intertwined through an original story www.edinburghtheatre.co.uk

Sunday 11 August Violin & Piano 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Gramophone describes their working relationship “as close and meaningful as Brahms had with Joachim". The internationally acclaimed Viennese violinist Wolfgang David teams up with Award-winning American composer/pianist David Gompper to present highlights of 20th century violin and piano music by Prokofiev, Xenakis & Gompper.

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An Organ Discovery Event for all the family 4.30-5.30pm £7 (children free) Join Pete the Puppet to learn all about the organ, in the stunning Church of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. With Pete, assisted by Brigitte Harris.

Their debut programme includes works by Blanc and Reinecke as well as an arrangement of Mozart's quintet for horn and strings.

Songs for a New World

Monday 12 August Organ recital 12.30-1.30pm £7 Enjoy a concert on the rebuilt Wells-Kennedy organ. Morley Whitehead, Edinburgh plays Bach, Brahms and Elgar.

The Roseberry Trio

7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc) Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) North East Fife musicians Alasdair Hill, Kirsty Howe and Janice Gibson formed the The Roseberry Trio in 2012 to explore the delightful combination of oboe, horn and piano. 8

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Tuesday 13 August Music of Two Nations 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Eddie McGuire is one of the most prestigious Scottish composers alive, and classical zheng performer Dong Yi is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. They are giving a presentation with bamboo flutes, classical flutes and Chinese zheng (zither) on the music of the two nations in comparative perspective. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese arts festival.

DONG Yi's Special Programme for Chinese Lovers' Day 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese August 2013

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national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh to give us a concert on music of many love stories of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

Bach and Brahms Cello Sonatas (1 of 3) 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) The accomplished cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and pianist Peter Croser play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello sonatas.

moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

Wednesday 14 August All Chopin Piano Recital 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) William Alexander (piano) performs a selection of popular preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, ballades and scherzos along with larger scale works to delight you in this lunchtime concert.

Songs for a New World 7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc) Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one 9

DONG Yi's Special Programme for Chinese Lovers' Day 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese

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national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh to give us a concert on music of many love stories of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

Bach and Brahms Cello sonatas (2 of 3) 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) The accomplished cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and pianist Peter Croser play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello sonatas.

Songs for a New World 7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc) Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

www.stagw.org.uk


Thursday 15 August A Guitar and Viola 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) A recital of the World premier of "Duo for Viola and Guitar" by Scottish composer John Gourlay and a mini appreciation for "Britten at 100" and more. A colourful mixture of established and unique music for this melodic and sonorous combination performed by April Randall and Stephen Morrison.

by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

Friday 16 August My Journey throughout China

4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) The accomplished cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and pianist Peter Croser play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cello sonatas.

12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

Songs for a New World

Women of the World

7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc)

2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Triplicity (Frances Cooper, soprano and Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano) guide you

Bach and Brahms Cello sonatas (3 of 3)

Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed 10

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through the Elements of Etiquette, the courtesy and decorum of a bygone era, aided by Mozart, MacMillan and Bernstein, with Colin Dundas at the piano.

Edinburgh Piano Duo plays Grand Duo 4.30-5.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale are delighted to be returning to this magnificently refurbished venue to present two consecutive afternoon recitals which will both include the mighty Grand Duo D812 by Franz Schubert. Opportunities to hear this are rare so it is not to be missed! Each performance will be partnered with a complementing work.

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Songs for a New World

Aberdeen a Cappella

Songs for a New World

7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc) Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

2.30-3.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Returning to the Fringe the award winning Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents ‘Songs from the Shows and Other Stuff’ a varied, lively and light-hearted performance of women’s barbershop singing.

7.30-8.50pm £10 (£8 conc) Jason Robert Brown’s first produced show, directed by Michael Richardson and musically directed by Neil Metcalfe, is a series of songs connected by a theme: the moment of decision. “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice.” More significantly, it’s about the influences on each of our lives that guide us to making those decisions, be they good or bad.

www.aberdeen.chorus.co.uk

Saturday 17 August

Sunday 18 August

Baroque Masterpieces

Life Changes Everything

12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7conc) A recital of Vivaldi Gloria and Handel Coronation Anthems, including Zadok, the Priest, performed by the Choir of St Andrew’s and St George’s West in their annual Fringe concert with sopranos Frances Cooper and Dorothea Harris, leader Angus Ramsay, directed by Brigitte Harris.

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Edinburgh Piano Duo plays Grand Duo 4.30-5.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale are delighted to be returning to this magnificently refurbished venue to present two consecutive afternoon recitals which will both include the mighty Grand Duo D812 by Franz Schubert. Opportunities to hear this are rare so it is not to be missed! Each performance will be partnered with a complementing work.

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2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Check out local Scottish talent! Four superb young vocalists with solos at Usher Hall, Brunton and Playhouse theatres already under belts perform an eclectic mix of songs – musical theatre through fresh arrangements of pop standards to swing. facebook.com/lifechanges everything

My Journey throughout China 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) www.stagw.org.uk


Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Young soloist Julia Somerville will be introduced to present short Chinese pieces on the Scottish Harp (clarsach). Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

Monday 19 August Organ recital 12.30-1.30pm £7 Enjoy music for organ duet on the rebuilt WellsKennedy instrument. Brigitte and Michael Harris, Edinburgh, will explore music for four hands and feet playing Saint-Saens, Beethoven and Berwald.

Scotland’s Harps A Celebration 1 7.30-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Superb duo: Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (Shetland Fiddle viola): ‘divine concoction of tradition and bold imagination ...sensual, throaty fiddle lines ... harp is deliciously angular and haughty ...unimpeachable’ (Irish Times).

A Guitar and Viola 7.309.30pm £9 (£7 conc)

A recital of the World premier of "Duo for Viola and Guitar" by Scottish composer John Gourlay and a mini appreciation for "Britten at 100" and more. A colourful mixture of established and unique music for this melodic and sonorous combination performed by April Randall and Stephen Morrison. 12

Vintage 12 4.30-5.30pm £8 (£5 conc) Formed in 2012, Vintage Twelve are a young and exciting vocal quintet. Join them for an afternoon of a capella works ranging from baroque classics to jazz favourites.

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Tuesday 20 August My Journey throughout China 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival. www.stagw.org.uk


Barony Ensemble 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Come and hear this Edinburgh-based ensemble in their debut at the Fringe as they perform an unusual and highly virtuosic programme of works by Martinu and Khachaturian, along with Hindemith’s Clarinet Quartet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.

Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Young soloist Julia Somerville will be introduced to present short Chinese pieces on the Scottish Harp (clarsach). Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

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Daniel’s Beard 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Having swiftly established themselves as one of Scotland’s foremost chamber ensembles, with a reputation for tackling the major works of the chamber music repertoire alongside pieces that are rarely heard, Daniel’s Beard plays music by Edward McGuire, Christopher Rathbone and Ernő von Dohnányi.

Vintage 12 4.30-5.30pm £8 (£5 conc) Formed in 2012, Vintage Twelve are a young and exciting vocal quintet. Join them for an afternoon of a capella works ranging from baroque classics to jazz favourites.

and original compositions for the left hand from Bach to the contemporary, including favourites by Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, Moskowsky and Godowsky.

Wednesday 21 August Warzycki, On the Other Hand 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) In the first of two recitals, Stefan Warzycki treats us to a wide-ranging of the little known but fascinating repertoire of realisations

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My Journey throughout China 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

In the second of two recitals, Stefan Warzycki treats us to a wide-ranging of the little known but fascinating repertoire of realisations and original compositions for the left hand from Bach to the contemporary, including favourites by Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, Moskowsky and Godowsky.

lutenist on liuqin & zhongruan), Ya-Ting Wang (percussionist), Ryohei Kanemitsu (sitarist), and Tanghsuan Lo (Chinese fiddle erhu player). www.cchuang.net

Chloe Foston sings Sondheim 4.30-5.30pm £10 (£8.50 conc)

Wandering Voices II 2.30-3.30pm £12 (£10 conc)

Newtown Ensemble 7.30-8.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Sally Day, Clare Docherty and John Cameron present a programme of rhythmic dance-inspired music for clarinet, violin and piano including Stravinsky’s own reworking of L’Histoire du Soldat and new works by US and Scottish composers Graham Hair, Margaret McAllister, Francine Trester and Kathryn Mishell.

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The ‘Hauntingly beautiful’ Musitonik (Herald,) returns to Edinburgh. Four genreblending soloists immerse themselves with each other’s music traditions to share a mesmerising journey through time and space. This concert soars from ancient Chinese melodies, Indian ragas, European baroque / classical music into the contemporary with Musitonik Ensemble: Cheng-Ying Chuang (countertenor / Chinese

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Arbroath musicians Chloe Foston(soprano) and Mark Spalding (piano) present a programme of songs by Stephen Sondheim, with piano interludes by Leonard Bernstein and Philip Glass.

Malcolm Watson 7.30-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc)

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Guitarist, Malcolm Watson returns to perform a programme of virtuoso music, from the toetapping rhythms of LatinAmerica to the dark, Flamenco-inspired music of Joaquin Rodrigo, Baroque masterpieces by Bach and favourites from the contemporary solo acoustic guitar.

Friday 23 August Music of Two Nations 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Eddie McGuire is one of the most prestigious Scottish composers alive, and classical zheng performer Dong Yi is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. They are giving a presentation with bamboo flutes, classical flutes and Chinese zheng (zither) on the music of the two nations in comparative perspective. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese arts festival.

Wandering Voices II 2.30-3.30pm £12 (£10 conc) The ‘Hauntingly beautiful’ Musitonik (Herald,) returns to Edinburgh. Four genre15

blending soloists immerse themselves with each other’s music traditions to share a mesmerising journey through time and space. This concert soars from ancient Chinese melodies, Indian ragas, European baroque / classical music into the contemporary with Musitonik Ensemble: Cheng-Ying Chuang (countertenor / Chinese lutenist on liuqin & zhongruan), Ya-Ting Wang (percussionist), Ryohei Kanemitsu (sitarist), and Tanghsuan Lo (Chinese fiddle erhu player). www.cchuang.net

Scotland’s Harps - A Celebration 3 7.30-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Calum Macleod, 2012 Royal National Mòd Gold Medallist, and Elinor Evans, Clarsach Society Young Composer of the Year, join Na Clarsairean, the Scottish Harp Orchestra along with Lothian Gaelic Choir in a feast of traditional music.

Saturday 24 August Song Recital 12.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc)

My Journey throughout China 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is the most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation. Playing the zheng (zither), she makes her annual return to Edinburgh with a refreshed programme to take us on a journey through the spirit of China. Part of the Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival.

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Songs from two great song cycles – Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Schumann’s Eichendorff Liederkreis, plus some rarely heard piano works by Schumann’s circle are performed by Laura Margaret Smith and Colin Kingsley. Presented by the Chopin Circle. www.stagw.org.uk


Sing Sing Swing 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) A toe-tapping hour of vocals from the era when big band swing was king, with Scotland’s Swing Sensation Big Band. An exciting mix of melodies with everything from Basie to Buble. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. www.swingsensation.co.uk

Cantica Alba 4.30-5.30pm £9 (£7 conc) Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based tenvoiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present a programme of sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from Byrd to Britten, Nystedt and Rory Boyle.

of classical instrumentals from the big band era and laid-back vocals that are so hot they are cool. If swing’s your thing don’t miss it.

favourites from Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert . www.sasagerzeljdonaldson.com.

Sunday 25 August Songs for a Summer’s Day 2.30-3.30pm £9 (£7 conc) With soaring mellifluous vocals and a vibrant and emotional depth of feeling, Scottish singer/songwriter Jennifer Andrew invites you to enjoy a gentle hour of original compositions, traditional and popular songs. www.jenniferandrew.co.uk

The Genius of Jerome Kern 7.30-9.30pm £10 (£8 conc) Fife operatic concert group Ensemble (www.ensembleinfife. org.uk)

presents a magical evening transporting you to the world of Kern, featuring his collaborations with the great lyricists of the era, including “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (Oscar Hammerstein II), “Long Ago and Far Away” (Ira Gershwin) and “Bill” (P. G. Wodehouse), and showcasing his most famous work, the musical “Showboat”.

Romantic German Piano Music Big Band Swing 7.30-9.30pm £10 (£9 conc) Jon Ritchie’s Swing Sensation Big Band makes a welcome return to the Fringe with a programme 16

4.30-5.30pm £8 (£5 conc) An award-winning pianist, Sasha Gerzelj Donaldson will be making her Fringe debut with a collection of

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West Events Diary Monday 5 August 12.30pm The Blissful Viola Christine Rutledge and David Gompper 2.30pm From Tallis to Today Edinburgh Napier Saxophone Quartet 4.30pm Life Changes Everything Tuesday 6 August 12.30pm The Blissful Viola Christine Rutledge and David Gompper 2.30pm Stockhausen: Tierkreis (Zodiac) for Organ Mark Spalding 7.10pm Circles of Love EMT 8.40pm Circles of Love EMT Wednesday 7 August 12.30pm Beyond the Great American Songbook John Muriello + David Gompper 2.30pm Chopin Circle in Scotland Grace Mo 4.30pm Elite Artists Trio Sherry Chen Lin, Chris Lin and Ya Limu 7.10pm Circles of Love EMT 8.40pm Circles of Love EMT Thursday 8 August 12.30pm Beyond the Great American Songbook John Muriello + David Gompper 2.30pm Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Coro 13 4.30pm Elite Artists Trio Sherry Chen Lin, Chris Lin and Ya Limu 7.10pm Circles of Love EMT 8.40pm Circles of Love EMT Friday 9 August 12.30pm Organ recital Sheila Chisholm 2.30pm Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle CORO 13 7.10pm Circles of Love EMT 8.40pm Circles of Love EMT Saturday 10 August 12.30pm Kreutzer Sonata Lawrence Dunn and Gilmour Macleod 2.30pm Violin and Piano Wolfgang David and David Gompper 4.30pm Catherine Backhouse in Recital Catherine Backhouse and Elspeth Wylie 7.10pm Circles of Love EMT 8.40pm Circles of Love EMT Sunday 11 August 2.30pm Violin and Piano Wolfgang David and David Gompper 4.30pm An Organ Discovery for All the Family Brigitte Harris Monday 12 August 12.30pm Organ recital Morley Whitehead


2.30pm The Roseberry Trio AlastairHill, Kirsty Howe and Janice Gibson 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Tuesday 13 August 12.30pm Music of Two Nations Eddie McGuire and Dong Yi 2.30pm Dong Yi’s Special Programme for Chinese Lovers Day Dong Yi 4.30pm Bach and Brahms Cello Sonatas Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Wednesday 14 August 12.30pm All Chopin Piano Recital William Alexander 2.30pm Dong Yi’s Special Programme for Chinese Lovers Day Dong Yi 4.30pm Bach and Brahms Cello Sonatas Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Thursday 15 August 12.30pm A Guitar and Viola April Randall and Stephen Morrison 4.30pm Bach and Brahms Cello Sonatas Anne-Isabel Meyer and Peter Croser 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Friday 16 August 12.30pm My Journey Throughout China Dong Yi 2.30pm Women of the World Elements of Etiquette Triplicity 4.30pm Edinburgh Piano Duo Plays Grand Duo Margaret Wakeford/Simon Coverdale 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Saturday 17 August 12.30pm Baroque Masterpieces St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir 2.30pm Aberdeen a Cappella Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines 4.30pm Edinburgh Piano Duo Plays Grand Duo Margaret Wakeford/Simon Coverdale 7.30pm Songs for a New World Green Room Theatre Sunday 18 August 2.30pm Life Changes Everything 4.30pm My Journey Throughout China Dong Yi and Julia Somerville 7.30pm A Guitar and A Viola April Randall and Stephen Morrison Monday 19 August 12.30pm Organ Recital Brigitte and Michael Harris 4.30pm Vintage 12 7.30pm Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 1 Catriona McKay and Chris Stout Tuesday 20 August 12.30pm My Journey Throughout China Dong Yi 2.30pm Barony Ensemble 4.30pm Vintage 12 18

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7.30pm My Journey Throughout China Dong Yi and Julia Somerville Wednesday 21 August 12.30pm Warzycki, On the Other Hand Stefan Warzycki 2.30pm Daniel’s Beard 4.30pm My Journey Throughout China Dong Yi 7.30pm Newtown Ensemble Sally Day, Clare Docherty and John Cameron Thursday 22 August 12.30pm Warzycki, On the Other Hand Stefan Warzycki 2.30pm Wandering Voices II Musitonik Ensemble 4.30pm Chloe Foston Sings Sondheim Chloe Foston and Mark Spalding 7.30pm Malcolm Watson Friday 23 August 12.30pm Music of Two Nations Eddie McGuire and Dong Yi 2.30pm Wandering Voices II Musitonik Ensemble 4.30pm My Journey throughout China Dong Yi 8.40pm Scotland’s Harps – A Celebration 3 Calum Macleod, Elinor Evans, Na Clarsairean and the Lothian Gaelic Choir

Saturday 24 August 12.30pm Song Recital Laura Margaret Smith and Colin Kingsley 2.30pm Sing Sing Swing Swing Sensation Big Band 4.30pm Cantica Alba 7.30pm Big Band Swing Swing Sensation Big Band Sunday 25 August 2.30pm Songs for a Summer’s Day Jennifer Andrew 4.30pm Romantic German Piano Music Sasha Gerzelj Donaldson 7.30pm The Genius of Jerome Kern Ensemble in Fife

Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Monday 26 August 2-4pm Belief and Story Jim Cox and Bill Clinkenbeard Tuesday 27 August 2-4pm Scottish Drama Today Colin Macdonald, Jim McSharry and Ali Rutherford Wednesday 28 August 2-4pm Scottish Poetry in Perspective Ron Butlin and Tom Pow Thursday 29 August: Children’s Day (closed sessions) 19

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How to buy tickets for our events By post, in advance We accept postal bookings for events from 11 June 2013. Please use the booking form opposite and send applications to St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, ‘Festival Tickets’, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA. Please make cheques payable to St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church and enclose a stamped, selfaddressed envelope. Ticket applications without an SAE may be collected from the advance box office during opening hours or at the door immediately before a performance.

Online If you would like to buy tickets online please use the excellent Fringe website www.edfringe.com. Most of our events are listed there – search for St Andrew’s and St George’s West as the venue or by event title.

In person during the Festival Advance Box Office at St Andrew’s and St George’s West From Monday 5 August our Advance Box Office will be open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm for sales of tickets for all our events. Find us at 13 George St, Edinburgh (next to the George Hotel and opposite the Dome) On the door at the venue Tickets are available from half an hour before each performance at the venue. At the Fringe Box Office Tickets for most performances can also be purchased through the Fringe Box Office

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Ticket booking form Please print Name: Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms __________________________________________________ Address

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please continue on an extra sheet if necessary Please make cheques payable to St Andrew’s and St George’s Church and please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope. Please send your completed form to: St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church “Festival Tickets” 13 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PA

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Extra music performances at St Cuthbert’s Two of our regular performers are also performing at St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road

Bach Cello Suites Anne Isabel-Meyer Tue 13 Aug 12.30 – 1.30pm Wed 14 Aug 2.30-3.30pm Thur 15 Aug 1 2.30-1.30pm £9 (£7 conc)

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My Journey throughout China Dong Yi

Tickets for these performances:

5, 7,8 Aug 12.30-1.30pm 19,22 Aug 2.30-3.20pm £9 (£7 conc)

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Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West 26-29 August 2013 Welcome to our second Book Festival Fringe This year our theme is Life and Faith in Scotland. The presenters will talk about their work in an informal setting, and will then be free to answer questions from the audience. The sessions will be followed by book-signing and refreshments. We hope you enjoy this experience. Revd Ian Gilmour, Minister, St Andrew’s & St George’s West

Monday 26 August: Belief and Story 2-4pm £6 (£4 conc) Professor Jim Cox Expert on Indigenous Religions and Revd Bill Clinkenbeard ‘The One Tree’: a new history of St Andrew’s and St George’s West (Pilrig Press,2013).

Tuesday 27 August: Scottish Drama Today 2-4pm £6 (£4 conc) Colin Macdonald Scottish writer/dramatist, Jim McSharry Producer, formerly Scottish Arts Council and Ali Rutherford Scottish writer/dramatist

Wednesday 28 August: Scottish Poetry In Perspective 2-4pm £6 (£4 conc) Ron Butlin Edinburgh’s Makar and Tom Pow Scottish poet

Thursday 29 August: Children’s Day Closed sessions for school children Morning: Story Telling with Aileen Paterson Afternoon : Creative writing workshop with Marianne Wheelaghan 23

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St Andrew’s and St George’s West 13 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PA 0131 225 3847 www.stagw.org.uk facebook/stagw Built in 1784 as the first church in the New Town of Edinburgh, St Andrew’s and St George’s West is a gem of Georgian architecture with wonderful acoustics. Our volunteer-run festival programme attracts amazing artistic, musical and literary talent from all over the world.

Come and be surprised!


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